Physical education at the elementary level is teaching movement in a variety of forms. It should be fun and educational at the same time. Physical education incorporates all three learning domains: the cognitive, the affective, and the psychomotor. Physical Education is learning to move and learning through movement. It works on the children’s listening skills and their cooperation skills.
K-5 students are learning to move. The primary contribution of physical education is in the area of movement skill and fitness development. Physical Education helps children to use their bodies efficiently and knowledgeably, using a wide variety of fundamental and sport related skills. At the same time it contributes to physical fitness through promotion and encouragement of active lifestyles. Children need to be active more than ever in America today. Being active can release stress and help the students concentrate on their school work.
Physical development in children is not simply a process of maturation; it relies heavily on the quality and quantity of their movement experiences. If children are to learn to move efficiently with confidence and joy, they need ample opportunity to practice, along with positive re-enforcement, consistency and quality instruction.
Please have your children wear the appropriate active wear when they have a P.E. day.